Hi all, I've been reading, but not posting. Things are hopefully settling down here so life may return to "normal" soon. We had a big ice storm and lost power and had to stay in a hotel (because the house had gotten cold and we didn't know when power would be back.) We got back home the next day thankfully. I hope we don't lose it again though, ice is crashing down today, I actually like the sound as long as it's not hitting something! My bleeding from the miscarriage has finally stopped, I had to take lots of ibuprofen for a few days to get it to stop, that's something I hadn't known before, but the midwife was right, it worked! That was a really long time of having to deal with/think about it constantly and I think I'm getting my iron levels back up, I'm feeling a little more energy and motivation the last 2ish days. I've been drinking spinach and fruit smoothies so that may have helped. I'm putting one of our cats down today. I'm feeling very guilty and sad about it. I almost can't look at her since we decided to do it. She has been peeing and pooping on the floor in various places the last 2 weeks and we just can't have that. The fact that we just put band new carpet in the house on top of the whole sanitary issues and the kids finding it all of that, we just can't keep her and she unadoptable for various reasons so I do feel it's the most humane way to handle if, but I'm feeling like a terrible person about it.
DH's truck has broken down again too, we are getting him a new-er one when we get our tax return so we're hoping he can fix it and keep it running for a little longer! Okay, maybe things haven't settled down all that much. The Friends of Iowa Midwives is gearing up too, we're trying to get CPM legalized in Iowa and I'm a Central Chapter Leader so I'll be busy with those things the next few weeks (Lauren is even busier, she's a head honcho!
So back on topic: James is potty learning. He's always been interested in going on the potty and I think we would have been done with the process if we hadn't of moved when we did. So he's running around in Elmo undies, leggings and a t-shirt today, so cute! We actually ran to a store the other day and I had forgotten to put a diaper on him before we left, but he told me potty there and went at the store, I was SO EXCITED! Then we got home and he had 2 accidents in the next 2 hours, at least he knew when it counted!
I'm living vicariously through all the close to birth mamas and thinking about you all daily. I'm so excited to "meet" these new siblings!!
Dea- I second the "duh" to your doc. Talking risk of rupture and recommending induction at teh same time is ridiculous! I'm glad she figuring you out and not giving you a hard time though, that makes it so much better than fighting!
to everyone and
to those we haven't seen in a while!